I’m no expert on either Shariah law or marital counseling, but this seems wrong to me.
A video that claims to capture the teachings of Bahraini Cleric Abdullah Aal Mahmud from June 20, 2005, gives specific instructions to Muslim husbands who want to beat their wives.
For example, wife-beating should remain a private affair.
“If the husband wants to use beatings to treat his wife, he must never do it in front of the children,” Mahmud said, according to the translation from the Middle East Media Research Institute. “It must remain between him and her.”
How compassionate. And here I was thinking that Shariah law was barbaric.
“It must be done according to the following conditions,” Mahmud explained in the video. “He must not cause bleeding or bruise her body. He should avoid her face and other sensitive parts of her body.”
He later added that breaking bones was also prohibited.
Good to know.
“If the husband violates these rules, he violates the rules of Allah,” he warned. “If she has been hurt, the husband is held liable for what he has done because the woman is not his merchandise. He cannot do to her whatever he wants.”
Someone had better tell the leaders of the largest group of radical Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria, who regularly rape and enslave women they capture, forcing them to become wives for their warriors. That seems like merchandise to me.
You can watch the MEMRI TV video here:
“Even if the wife forgives the husband, it does not mean Allah will do the same on Judgment Day,” Mahmud concluded.
And here, I find myself in agreement with this Muslim teaching — sort of.
I don’t think Allah is going to have anything to do with it, but I am a firm believer that any man who beats his wife will have to account for it on Judgment Day.
As will anyone who encourages such a practice. You know, like by teaching about it on Bahraini television.
Courtesy of Conservative tribune